• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon EOS M10 advantages over Canon SL2

  • Less expensive
    $505 vs $599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.72 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Wider angle kit lens
    24 mm vs 29 mm
    Capture more of the scene with the included lens
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 22 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Canon SL2 advantages over Canon EOS M10

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~0.60 vs 2.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,041 vs 753 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.4 vs 11.4 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 255 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    88 mm vs 72 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    11 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 vs 0.34 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 4.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.1 fps vs 4.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • User-friendly design; great touchscreen interface; good image quality

  • No viewfinder; limited physical controls; sub-par continuous shooting; lacking video features

  • Higher resolution and better image quality than SL1; Much improved dynamic range; Excellent Dual Pixel CMOS AF; Compact body with improved ergonomics; Articulating touchscreen; Full HD movies up to 60p; Better battery life.

  • Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Dynamic range and high ISO performance still not as good as leading competitors; No 4K video option; OVF only offers 9 AF points.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A5000

Canon EOS M10
Sony A5000
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Canon SL2
Sony A5000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $548
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3000
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SL2
Samsung NX3000
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $599
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Canon EOS M10
Samsung NX3300
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon SL2
Samsung NX3300
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D3400

Canon EOS M10
Nikon D3400
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
Canon SL2
Nikon D3400
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D5600

Canon EOS M10
Nikon D5600
  • $727
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
Canon SL2
Nikon D5600
  • $549
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Fast startup
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